Godolphin’s two-time stakes-winning filly Micheline will be in search of her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s 51st running of the $100,000 Regret presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III), a 1 1/8-mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies.
The Regret, part of a stakes quartet on Saturday, was carded as Race 11 with a post time of 6:20 p.m. (all times Eastern). The other stakes on Saturday are the $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (GII), $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (GII) and $100,000 Bashford Manor presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). First post is 1 p.m.
Micheline (8-3-1-1—$147,578), trained by Mike Stidham and ridden by Joe Bravo, scored a 2 ¼-length victory in last month’s $75,000 Honey Ryder Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old filly by Bernardini broke her maiden in her second-career start last year in the $106,000 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth. Following an unsuccessful try on dirt in the $400,000 Alcibiades (GI) and an enigmatic eighth-place effort in the $100,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes at Aqueduct, Micheline returned to form in a first-level allowance race at Tampa and a near miss in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant (GIII).
Micheline drew post No. 6 for Saturday’s Regret.
Among her rivals in the 13-horse field is The Estate of Harvey Clark and Paul Braverman’s $100,000 Busanda Stakes winner Harvey’s Lil Goil (4-2-0-0—$97,489); Stonestreet Stables’ undefeated Hendy Woods (2-2-0-0—$54,600); Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Wonder Stables’ recent allowance winner Crystal Cliffs (FR) (3-2-0-1—$41,543); and Don Alberto Stable’s stakes winner Dominga (6-3-1-0—$137,220).
The Regret field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Dominga (Shaun Bridgmohan, Brad Cox); His Glory (Brian Hernandez Jr., Joe Sharp); Stunning Sky (Tyler Gaffalione, Mike Maker); In Good Spirits (Miguel Mena, Al Stall Jr.); Crystal Cliffs (John Velazquez, Graham Motion); Micheline (Bravo, Stidham); Edgee Angel (Corey Lanerie, Garry Simms); Wexx (Adam Beschizza, Larry Jones); Eve of War (Florent Geroux, Todd Pletcher); Harvey’s Lil Goil (Martin Garcia, Bill Mott); Witez (Chris Landeros, Ian Wilkes); Pass the Plate (Julien Leparoux, Paul McGee); and Hendy Woods (Declan Carroll, Mark Casse).
All fillies will carry 118 pounds.